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Troy falls 73-51 to Georgia State in conference tournament

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s basketball team’s conference title run came to a screeching halt Friday night in New Orleans after losing 73-51 to Georgia State in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. The Trojans fell behind early, and never could get much going against a stingy Panther defense. Georgia State lived Read More

Troy fends off South Alabama 82-79 in 2nd round of conference tournament

  Michael Shipma Sports Editor Freshman guard Jasmine Sanders hit a pair of late free throws, and South Alabama missed three potentially game-tying 3-pointers in the final 12 seconds as Troy held off its in-state rival 82-79 in Thursday’s second round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. The No. 5 seed Jaguars cut the Trojans’ lead Read More

Troy advances to 2nd round of SBC tourney

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s basketball team advanced to the second day of the Sun Belt Conference Championship in New Orleans on Wednesday night thanks to  a 69-62 victory over 10th-seeded South Alabama. The Trojans were led by the usual suspects in Jordon Varnado and Wesley Person, who combined for 39 points to help Read More

Men of Troy squeak past Coastal Carolina, fall at App. State

Jahaan Bharucha Staff Writer The Troy men’s basketball team found mixed results during a two-game road trip to the Carolinas as it defeated Coastal Carolina 66-65 before losing 65-54 to Appalachian State. A win in Saturday’s contest with the Mountaineers could have provided Trojan Head Coach Phil Cunningham his first five-game win streak in Sun Belt Read More

Men of Troy win third straight following wins over Arkansas State, UALR

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer Troy picked up a pair of wins in Trojan Arena to put together a three-game win streak, starting on Thursday with a six-point overtime win over Arkansas State before taking down Little Rock 82-64. The Troy men’s basketball team now enters the last stretch of its regular season on its longest win Read More

Troy men’s basketball completes regular season sweep of South Alabama

Jahaan Bharucha Contributor The Troy men’s basketball team swept its regular season series against South Alabama with an 80-63 victory in front of a record crowd on Saturday. The home team cruised past the in-state rival Jaguars in front of 3,266 fans in Trojan Arena, the largest crowd to witness a Sun Belt Conference game in Read More

Person breaks conference record, Varnado hits buzzer beater in team’s home stretch

Wesley Kirchharr Staff Writer The Troy men’s basketball team split a pair of conference games during a two-game home stretch, narrowly falling to Coastal Carolina 73-72 on Saturday before topping Appalachian State 81-79 at the buzzer Monday. The Trojans saw their own Wesley Person break the Sun Belt Conference record for most career 3-pointers made on Read More

Troy men’s hoops dominates Delaware State 95-64 at home

Scott Watkins Staff Writer Following a loss at Kentucky and a victory over East Tennessee State, the Troy men’s basketball team returned home to host Delaware State on Monday and defeated the Hornets soundly, 95-64. Playing without star forward Jordon Varnado, the Trojans shot a season-high 64.7 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind Read More

Troy basketball’s Person breaks records in Hawaii at 3-game Rainbow Classic

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy men’s basketball team opened the 2017 season with a trip to Hawaii for the three-game Rainbow Classic. Troy went 1-2 over the weekend with a win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff and losses against North Dakota and Hawaii. The Trojans opened the classic on Friday with an 83-80 loss to North Dakota. Read More

Troy football, men’s hoops combo ranked 24th in the nation

Michael Shipma Sports Editor Troy University’s combo of football and men’s basketball ranked 24th in the nation this year, according to a College Football News article posted Monday. The article, authored by Pete Fiutak, ranked Division I schools from 1-130, dividing the schools into tiers. The top tier of schools was made up of athletic programs Read More